October 24th, 2007

Santa Dan

Santa Dan 2007

The Entertainment Store has offered me a gig as Father Christmas at Harvey Norman. Three hours a day, five weekends a week from the 24th of November. Warned them that depending on how physically hard I found it, I may have to bow out of some shifts, and they are happy to arrange someone to cover for me if that happens. It seems I'm counted as one of their best and they really want to keep me in the game *happy grin*

Interestingly, while I have had other problems appear that are a worry, the last week or so my balance has improved dramatically, which if it continues will make life much easier for the gig.
Brainscan

Wise words

"...they don’t think they need saving. I mean, they haven’t changed for years, have they? They’re not designed to be wanted because they don’t want to be wanted, not really. They want to be left alone to do their thing, and they don’t want any loud new people in the room. They serve a dwindling audience, and they have to be aware of that — so they have to be in it to simply serve that audience, to provide that presumably cosy experience to their people until the last light goes out. Otherwise they would have done something different years ago."

That's Warren Ellis talking about sf magazines, but he could be talking about the majority of sf fan clubs and conventions in Australia.

Just because your friends turn up, doesn't mean it's good.
Just because it breaks even, doesn't mean it's a success.
Just because something runs, that doesn't mean it's still relevant.

More on this later...